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Conductor/Bandmaster Required

The Whitby Brass Band is currently looking for an outgoing individual who is a qualified Conductor/Bandmaster to lead a traditional style Brass Band. This indivdual must be available for weekly rehearsals (Thursday evenings) as well as various performances throughout the year. The successful candidate must also have previous conducting experience/training. Preference will be given to those applicants with Brass Band experience.

Submissions for this position must be received no later than March 2nd, 2018. Please submit resumes outlining your education and experience to mail@whitbybrassband.com. All submissions will be acknowledged and those best meeting our criteria will be contacted for an interview/audition.

The Whitby Brass Band is a traditional British style band, with a strong feeder group in our Junior Band program. The Whitby Brass Band’s existence predates Confederation, having been established in 1863. The Band performs year-round in a variety of concerts, parades, and other performing commitments in the Durham Region and surrounding areas.


For more detail on the band's policies and procedures, read our constitution here.


In a typical year, the band's performance commitments are as follows:

-A Spring Concert usually between the end of March and beginning of May
-A joint concert with the Community Concert Band of Whitby in May
-Brooklin Spring Fair (parade)
-Summer concerts by the lake, 3 or 4 of them on Thursday evenings on alternating weeks with rehearsals
-A concert on a July/August weekend (in a place such as Unionville or Orillia)
-Whitby Heritage Day (usually a Saturday in September)
-Concert on a Sunday afternoon in Scarborough (around November)
-Remembrance Day (parade)
-3 or 4 Santa Claus Parades on Saturdays in late November/early December
-Christmas Concert in early-mid December

Note that performances do continue throughout the summer, and we generally only take 1-2 weeks off at the very end of August.
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